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Can high blood pressure cause colored spots and sparks in vision?

Can high blood pressure cause colored spots and sparks in vision?

Yes: It is important to have a dilated eye exam to determine if the hypertension is causing any ocular problems. Also important to have your blood pressure monitered by your internist and get it under good control. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition of increased pressure in the eyes that leads ...Read more


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Are red spots in eyes a sign of high blood pressure?

Are red spots in eyes a sign of high blood pressure?

Not necessarily: Depending on the nature of the spots (are they blood spots or inflammation causing the blood vessels to be more apparent) it is less likely related to blood pressure. If the blood spots are in the retina in the back of the eye, however, there is a higher risk. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination, and have your blood pressure checked as well. ...Read more

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Normal pressure hydrocephalus with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetic what sort of diet would help?

Normal pressure hydrocephalus with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetic  what sort  of diet would help?

Book recommendation: You might find a book called "the blood sugar solution" by mark hyman, md helpful. He looks at the situation holistically and offers practical advice. The very best to you. ...Read more

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My eye gets to see a thin silver flash of light for a couple of secs.I have cholesterol, high blood pressure taking medication.Please advice.

My eye gets to see a thin silver flash of light for a couple of secs.I have cholesterol, high blood pressure taking medication.Please advice.

Exam: Flashes or photopsias should be evaluated by an eye md to review the back part of the eye (retina, blood vessels, and vitreous gel). Ordinarily people see floaters as they age. These are small grayish spots that don't obscure vision. Flashes may indicate the pulling of the vitreous off the retina, infrequently tearing the retina as a result. Flashes can also come from:migraine, pressure circulatio. ...Read more

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Do sclera get red with high bp?

Do sclera get red with high bp?

No: Very high blood pressure can be seen in the retinal blood vessels, but most high blood pressure causes no ocular manifestations. ...Read more

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Are chest red and throbbing ears a sign of high blood pressure?

Are chest red and throbbing ears a sign of high blood pressure?

Not necessarily: It's easier to just get a BP reading in a pharmacy or doc's office rather than try to guess the bp. ...Read more

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62 minor stroke diabetes high blood pressure male having eye problems side of one eye gets dark needs to see specialist whos afforable and can help?

62 minor stroke diabetes high blood pressure male having eye problems side of one eye gets dark needs to see specialist whos afforable and can help?

Go to emergency room: If you mean patient is intermittently losing vision on 1 side of visual field, this is called amarausis fugax, = tia=transient ischemic attack, = to pre-stroke! must be evaluated in er to help reduce risk of blindness , stroke. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...Read more

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High blood pressure reading today 141/94 and low 126/87 with bpa 92 usually have good blood pressure been having bad headaches with flushed face?

keep track: BP goes up and down depends on what you are doing. Keep track of your BP at different times of the day, if it's consistently over 140/90, see your doc to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

Significant damage: Hypertension may cause damage to the retina by damaging the blood supply to the retina. This can cause retinal hemorrhage, blurring of vision and even complete loss of vision. Also, can cause optic neuropathy. It can also lead to fluid build up in the choroid, needing surgery. Allergy presents with runny nose, reddening of conjunctiva and sclera, itching and watering of eyes, sneezing etc. ...Read more

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Blood pooling in arms. They ache and have white splotches on palms and finger. Called in event monitor normal. Bp 117/78 high for me. Dangerous?Cause?

Blood pooling in arms. They ache and have white splotches on palms and finger. Called in event monitor normal. Bp 117/78 high for me. Dangerous?Cause?

Complicated: This isn't a cardiac symptom - you may have reynaud's phenominon or an autoinflammatory disease. You may need to be seen by a rheumatologist. Do you have joint swelling, stiffness, or pain ? ...Read more

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Based on a recent health assessment, I have borderline high blood pressure and off balance cholesterol. Looking for recommendations to lower both. Blood pressure and cholesterol ?

Based on a recent health assessment, I have borderline high blood pressure and off balance cholesterol.  Looking for recommendations to lower both.  

Blood pressure and cholesterol ?

Many things: Hi
There are many things you can do and they generally fall into three categories

Physical activity: at least 1 hour or moderately strenuous exercise on most days of the week.

Weight maintenance: keep a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9

Diet modification: Low fat and low salt diet, plenty of fresh vegetables, and consider fish oil supplements

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I have a problem with my eyes something to di with my retina and the blood vessels on my retina that are "dried" up causing blind spots in my vision?

I have a problem with my eyes something to di with my retina and the blood vessels on my retina that are "dried" up causing blind spots in my vision?

Blind spots: It sounds as if you have already seen an ophthalmologist (o), by the description of your problem. If you did, ask the o you saw for more advice. If not, go to one as soon as possible to get a diagnosis, prognosis and a treatment plan for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having proms with my blood red white all levels are low is this leukemia?

I'm having proms with my blood red white all levels are low is this leukemia?

Unclear question??: If you send us report of your blood counts(CBC) including hemoglobin, WBC and differential count, platelet counts, we can help explain it to you better ...Read more

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High white blood count and a rash. Are the two related?

Could be: If the rash is due to bacterial infection, like staph or strep, it will be accompanied by high white blood cell count. If you have these, please consult your doctor asap. ...Read more